Genus Oberonia section Hymenobractea

Genus Oberonia section Hymenobractea

Genus Oberonia Lindl. section Hymenobractea Schltr., Repert. Spec. Nov. Regni Veg. 1 (1911) 175. Type species: Oberonia

Stems much elongated. Leaf blades not articulated with the sheaths, leathery. Flower axis distinctly bent causing the flowers, which are in almost all sections parallel to the rachis, to bend to the top of the inflorescence. Petals often with serrate margins. Lip with a very broad base with very short auricles, narrowed to the apex.
(After Schlechter, 1912)

  • Family Orchidaceae
  • Subfamily Epidendroideae
  • Tribe Malaxideae
  • Genus Oberonia
  • Section Hymenobractea

In Oberonia sections Hymenobractea and Platystrepus the flower axis is bent upwards causing the flowers to turn their front to the top of the inflorescence. In all other sections the flower axis is not bent and the front of the flower is parallel to the rachis,

Genus Oberonia section Hymenobractea in New Guinea contains 6 species
and 1 variety:

Oberonia cordata
Oberonia falcifolia
Oberonia longispica
Oberonia longitepala
Oberonia scytophylla
Oberonia serrulata

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Genus Oberonia section Hymenobractea

Oberonia serrulata Schltr. (sect. Hymenobractea), drawing N.H.S. Howcroft 211, from PNG, Ekuti